Select Plus is no longer available for commercial organizations

Please note, Select Plus is not being retired for public sector customers. Eligible government organizations and academic institutions can use Select Plus to acquire Microsoft software licenses at any affiliate or department level, while realizing advantages as one organization.

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Frequently asked questions

What does it mean to retire Select Plus?

New offerings are being developed to deliver a connected, modern purchasing experience. These new offers will enable new, innovative cloud and business scenarios that can quickly and easily scale as your needs grow. Microsoft is retiring Select Plus for commercial customers in preparation for the transition to the modern purchasing experience when it is available. There will be no impact on previous or existing orders made on Select Plus; this change only affects the ability to sign new agreements and make future orders. Existing Select Plus customers have one year following their agreement anniversary to place new orders and Software Assurance renewals.
The retirement does not apply to academic or government customers purchasing through Select Plus.

What are my purchasing options instead of Select Plus?

There are several licensing options for acquiring both on-premises software and cloud services, depending on your organization size and purchasing requirements. Please work with your Microsoft partner to identify the right licensing vehicle for your specific needs.

What happens to my Select Plus purchases?

You will continue to have full rights and access to all software and Software Assurance that you acquired through Select Plus.

What are the plans for retiring Select Plus for government and academic customers?

There are currently no plans to retire Select Plus for the public sector.

I have a Select Plus agreement; how does this affect me?

The retirement of Select Plus applies to only commercial agreements. It does not apply to government or academic agreements. Your ability to transact through Select Plus will not be affected until your agreement anniversary date following April 1, 2017.